> I found that I always got the same fortune quote after reboot, over and over
> again. It means that /dev/random produce exact the same values after reboot.
> It means that machine timer or keyboard not used for enthropy gathering.
> Using keyboard alone not helps for automatic tasks because it can be even not
> present, so machine timer must be used at least after reboot stage i.e. in
> randomdev init procedure. Otherwise first random values are very predictable
> and subject for attack.
The problem is that the randomdev stuff should be a delete option, ie. it
should be built as part of the kernel unless EXPLICITLY excluded, not the
wrong way around as it is at the moment.
... every activity meets with opposition, everyone who acts has his
rivals and unfortunately opponents also. But not because people want
to be opponents, rather because the tasks and relationships force
people to take different points of view. [Dr. Fritz Todt]
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